‘Read! In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who Created-‘
(Surah Al Alaq, verse 1, the first Revelation)
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, my dear brothers and sisters.
A mother was talking to me and she said, ‘Thoughts are a du’a.’ Masha’Allah. I was stunned. I had never understood the power of a du’a from that perspective before.
We usually think of du’a having to be made in an organised, structured and ritualistic manner but from what that mother said, a du’a can be made anytime and anywhere (of course not in the toilet/bathroom etc).
This seems to be in accordance with the Law of Attraction where the more you think about something, the more you attract it into your life. So, if we begin to make more dua’s in our life and constantly link our actions to asking Allah subhana wa ta’ala for His Help, Insha’Allah, we begin to see more of what we ask for becoming a reality.
I personally experienced this earlier this week. I had a breakfast meeting in Ampang Point and parking is quite difficult to find if you don’t get there early. So, just before I turned into Ampang Point, I made a quick du’a:
‘Oh, Allah. May I get a parking space next to Old Town restaurant. Ameen.’
As I drove past the restaurant, I was stunned to see an empty parking space right next to the restaurant that I actually stopped my car and looked around to see if it was a reserved parking space! I couldn’t believe it! Even as I parked my car, I still was shaking my head, unable to fully comprehend that Allah Almighty answered my du’a so completely. Subhana’Allah. God is Truly Great.
A friend of mine was sharing her concern about an upcoming event which she worried the outcome would not be what everyone wanted to happen. So I said to her, ‘ Make du’a for the outcome that you want. Insha’Allah, it would help.’ And she replied, ‘You’re right. I forgot about that.’
We do take for granted the power of making du’a to help us in our daily decisions, worries or challenges. It is a gift given to us by Him Who Created us, Who Knows what we need. Use it abundantly. It’s free, after all.